Monday, February 21, 2011

Posting Schedule. Because I'm Lame.

Okay. I realize that as time passes, my posts become more and more infrequent. I've got good excuses -- I'm a hard working freelancer who's just trying to raise enough money to buy more toys! -- but I admit, it's still pretty lame.

So here's the deal. From now on, this blog will be updated once a week. Most likely on Tuesdays or Thursdays, though that's not in stone. On the other hand, I reserve the right to post more often if something cool comes up. 

Would I prefer to update The Attic daily? Sure. But I'll be honest -- I've gone through a lot of my vintage toy collection over the last year or so, and I don't get new toys too often. (It's the nature of this particular beast.) So I'm spreading things out a bit... Though like I said, if something good pops up, I'll be sure to let y'all know!

Anyway, that's that! New post -- a substantive post -- on either Tuesday or Thursday!

Friday, February 4, 2011

A Question For Fellow Bloggers

A question!

Would people use a virtual chat room if I were to set one up? I envision it as being a place for like-minded collectors to meet up and discuss... whatever they feel like discussing. It'd be available to both my blogs, which means there could be some interesting cross-over. (Most people reading my blogs are collectors, but the discussions would go wherever they're inclined to go...)

The chat room would always be open, so in theory, anyone could pop in whenever they felt like it. No need to schedule anything in advance (though there's also no guarantee anyone else will be there...)

Note: This isn't a forum, like Alphadrome or Rebel Scum or any of the million other forums out there. This would be a chat room -- similar to AOL Instant Message or Gmail Chat, except for multiple people at once. If you're of a certain age, think of those old telephone "party rooms," only without the implied sleaze.

I'd have to implement some level of security to avoid spammers, trolls, and all the other annoying denizens of the 'net that swarm to open, free, online chat sessions. The means, probably, either a list of pre-approved email addresses, or perhaps some sort of invitation system. Of course, everyone's privacy would be a priority, and if I do end up soliciting your email address, I'll never use it for anything other than making sure you can join the chat.

So... What do you think? Should I set it up? If enough people comment positively, I'll go ahead and set it up in the next day or so.